Between work demands, debts, bills, and the pressure of dating or marriage or children, the responsibilities of an adult life can often feel overwhelming and stressful. And then there’s this fast-paced world that we live in.
In this attention economy, there’s barely time to pause and take a breather. As a result, anxiety is on the rise, particularly among adults. In fact, the LEGO Play Well Study 2022 report confirms this: the vast majority of adults (93%) worldwide are regularly feeling stressed, with 80% saying they are actively looking for new ways to unwind and relax.
The report, which surveyed over 30,000 adults from 33 countries, showed many are finding it hard to disconnect from work. Six in 10 (58%) admit they spend less than one hour a day relaxing, while 5 in 10 (55%) say they have a hard time switching off.
Now, if you’re looking to bring Zen back into your life, or at least just set aside some time to practice mindfulness, here are four things you should try to do:
1. Enter into relaxed mode with LEGO Icons models
The LEGO Icons Wildflower Bouquet contains a variety of lovely blooms that will delight your senses with their vibrant colors and textures. This 939-piece set lights up your mind with patterns and connections, helping you pull into the present moment.
The LEGO Icons Dried Flower Centerpiece is another tangible way to unwind. It directs your attention to your fingertips, providing a creative meditation that will leave you feeling satisfied. This comes with three sets of building instructions, allowing you to relax while assembling the dried flowers.
2. Switch off and stay still with LEGO Ideas masterpieces
Another set worth your time is the LEGO Icons Jazz Club, which is infused with lively music from the golden era of jazz. This buildable jazz memorabilia makes a cool treat for the ears and eyes!
Focus like a champ and build the LEGO Ideas A-Frame Cabin. Inside, the wooden furniture creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere typical of mountain cottages.
3. Step out of auto-pilot with these Star Wars collectibles
Relive Star Wars saga scenes while you take time out building the LEGO Star Wars Scout Trooper Helmet. This set allows you to tune in to your inner child by engaging with various shapes and colors.
If you want to immerse into creative building, another collectible icon is the LEGO Star Wars Dark Trooper Helmet. Spend some mindful quality time recreating the helmet’s distinctive contours as seen in Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2.
4. Escape everyday with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets
Unwinding with the LEGO Marvel Black Panther after a long day sounds like a good plan. This nearly life-size model, made up of 2,961 pieces, brings the style and spirit of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the world.
If you are looking for a rewarding build-and-display experience that lasts long after construction, the stunning LEGO Marvel Sanctum Sanctorum is perfect for you. Slow down the building process with its three-story, 360-degree module that comes with 2,708 bricks of all shapes and sizes.
Give yourself the gift of mindfulness
The goal of playing with LEGO bricks is not to avoid your thoughts, but to build mindfully. Many adults have re-evaluated their priorities and lives, according to the LEGO Play Well Study 2022 report, with 58% saying that finding new ways to unwind is now more important in their lives than it was before the pandemic. After a long day at work, 9 out of 10 adults believe that play does the trick and helps them relax.
Check out LEGO sets at bankeebricks.ph or go to your nearest LEGO Certified Store at Alabang Town Center, BGC, TriNoma, The 30th, and UP Town Center.